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These questions were written by Tom Eliff, the President of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He asks these questions of his wife every year:
1. What can I do to cause you to feel more loved and cherished?
2. How can I best demonstrate my appreciation for you, your ideas, and your role as my wife?
3. What can I do to assure you that I hear and understand your heart’s desires?
4. What can I do to make you feel absolutely secure?
5. What can I do to ensure that you have confidence and joy in our future direction?
6. What attribute or practice would you like to see me develop or improve?
7. What attribute would you most like to develop in yourself, and how may I help you in the best possible way?
8. Is there some accomplishment in my life that would bring joy to your heart?
9. What would indicate to you my desire to be more like Christ?
10. What mutual goal(s) would you like to see us accomplish together?
Following our time together, I wrote down my wife’s responses to these questions. At the bottom of that page, I wrote down a simple commitment to act on each of her concerns, then signed my name.
You can read the rest of Eliff’s article here. He expounds on the above questions; and explains his reasoning for asking them. It’s worthy of your time and attention.